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World Record Elk show coming June 12

Traveling Trophy Show Productions donates show to RMEF Banquet

Impressive donations, like the one above, are rolling in for the 1999 Blackfoot/Clearwater Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet slated for June 12 in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Game Range.

At a recent meeting of the local RMEF banquet committee, chairman Wayne Heaton announced that Roger L. Selner's traveling collection of world trophy elk will be on display as just one of many features planned for the combined celebration of the Blackfoot/Clearwater Wildlife Management Area (Game Range) along with this year's local Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet.

Normally, Selner's traveling show, based in Livingston, is booked at a cost to hosting parties of $4,000, Heaton said, but Selner is donating the show to help the local chapter raise funds not only for its annual banquet, but also for the $250,000 goal the chapter has committed to raising toward the purchase of 7,800 acres of Plum Creek land currently a part of the Game Range

"This is an awesome display," Heaton said, acknowledging the local chapter's gratitude to Selner for donating his tour which will open at 9 a.m. at the Horsehoe Hills Guest Ranch where the combined festivities will be held, with trips to the adjacent Game Range for dedication ceremonies and tours. The banquet will be held in the evening in the indoor arena at the ranch where over 400 will be seated for dinner and entertainment.

The banquet is already about 75 percent booked, and Heaton urged anyone interested in attending to get their tickets early as it will be sold out.

For ticket information, call Rene Heaton at 406 677-3773.

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